Beaverton, OR asked in Immigration Law for Oregon

Q: I-130 Petition Was the beneficiary EVER in immigration proceedings?

Hi, I am helping my brother in law start the process for his I-130 petition. I am confused when it asked this part. Was the beneficiary EVER in immigration proceedings? I'm not sure what to answer. My brother in law was caught crossing the boarder illegally when he first tried crossing. He was detained by immigration. He got his finger prints and was sent back to Mexico after that. Would I put Yes or NO? We will be getting an attorney after we submit the first applications. He can't afford to pay an attorney at this moment but wants to start the process before things get more difficult. Thanks for your help.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Michael Hajarizadeh
Michael Hajarizadeh
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Immigration is a very technical sector of the law and there are several low cost organizations in the state that can assist with form preparation, you could contact The immigration court in Portland for possible referrals to some reputable agencies.

I would like to help answer your question, but I will clarify I do not regularly appear in immigration proceedings.

The I-130 petition is the petition someone with legal permanent status fills out in order to sponsor an alien family member. So if your brother-in-law is the alien being sponsored (meaning the beneficiary) and he has an "A number" then the answer is likely yes. If he is filling out the I-130 for himself then that is likely the incorrect form to use.

I hope that helps answer

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.